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Nøgne Ø Andhrímnir Barley Wine

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Barley Wine
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Andhrimnir is the chef of the Æsir and einherjat in Norse Mythology. Every day in Valhalla, he slaughters the beast Sæhrímnir and cooks it in Eldhrimnir, his cauldron. It is also the winner of Norwegian national championship for homebrewers. We at Nøgne Ø want to make this great barley wine available commercially, so beer drinkers will have an opportunity to experience the best Norwegian homebrew. Though made in Nøgne Ø brewery, this beer was brewed by its creator, Gahr Smith-Gahrsen. Ingredients: Grimstad water, malted barley, hops, yeast. 65 IBU.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3671) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2012
Dark reddish brown of color with a beige head, An aroma of raisins, sweets, caramel, weak chocolate and port. A flavor of malt, raisins, port, prunes, sweets and weak chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - JAN 6, 2012
#1097 draught; Nose is red apple, oak, decent alcohol, sour earth, feel is quite watery, carb is mediumlow, taste is oak, decent alcohol bite, rotten fruit, later weak licorice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle, vintage 2009. Hearty thick medium amber pour with golden highlights and a dense golden crown. Aroma is sweetly malty, lots of toast and toffee, fruity with hints of butterscotch. Thickly malty palate, sweet buttery toffee (Worther’s), solid fruity accents (sweet sultanas, dates), bitter finish that balances perfectly. Sticky, chewy goodness. I wish I could get more of this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (3536) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2011
(*vintage 2009): L’étiquette est absolument divine. Gros caramel bonbon en arôme avec une bonne présence fruité. Beaucoup d’effervescence pour un barley wine, gros collet éphémère également. Au goût c’est fruité, pêche, abricot avec un vent caramélisé qui se termine sur une note terreuse mais délicate. Sa corpulence est vraiment confortable en bouche.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 7, 2011
Taster from bottle. Pours a hazy orange with little white head. Smells of sweet, orange, apple and fig. Tastes somewhat cloyingly sweet, with a good medium bitterness to balance it out. Texture is syrupy. Body is medium. Finish is dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
Flaske 0,5l fra Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget. Batch 435. Fortært som kveldskos i heimen 31 Aug 11. Dyp brun på farge. Pent, litt farget skum som varer. Innholdsrik aroma: Frukt, bær, litt krydder. Smaken litt søt, men en aner alkoholen under et teppe av karamell og litt bær. Behagelig ettersmak i same gate med en anelse av alkoholens varmende effekt. En liten touch av bitterhet. Veldig harmonisk øl. Antar at lagringen har gjort den godt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zeke626 (456) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle shared by akevitt, batch 435. Pours a slightly hazy, dark red body with a thick light brown head. Aroma of sugars and fruits; a nice balance of apple cider, dark fruits, prune, brown sugar, and caramel with a hint of alcohol. An almost liqueur/wine scent. Flavor is similar with more sweet malts and sugars. Lightly carbonated with a very smooth mouthfeel. Light alcohol burn on the finish. A solid drinkable barleywine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (766) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle from 2009. Pours medium to dark brown with red hew with nice head that lingers around the rim of the beer. Nose is fruity ketones and aldehydes. First sip is bready with malty fruit flavors and toffee, bitterness still slight in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wombata (567) - Kobe, JAPAN - NOV 20, 2011
On Tap. Aroma: Rich honey and caramel. Palate: Very smooth with long finish Flavor: Like the nose--very rich and flavorful. Comments: A smooth almost elegant version of a Barley Wine than isn’t just about power. Good palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier (5928) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle sample at the high gravity tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 10/21/11. Cloudy copper pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of sherry, caramel, toffee, soft fruit, and booze. Caramel and chocolate malt flavor up front with a bit of fruit before a boozy caramel finish. Very good.

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